1. A Farewell to Alex Smith as a Member of the San Francisco 49ers

    It's official. The Alex Smith era has come to a close in San Francisco. The Kansas City Chiefs and 49ers completed a trade on Tuesday that sent two draft picks to San Francisco for the former No...

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  2. Predicting San Francisco 49ers' Free-Agent Targets

    Without much cap space and a slew of draft picks, the San Francisco 49ers aren't likely to be major buyers in the free-agent market. However, don't sleep on Trent Baalke making a few sneaky good moves...

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  3. Breaking Down the Contracts Needed to Re-Sign Every 49ers Free Agent

    Most of the San Francisco 49ers ' key players are under contract for the 2013 season. However, a few consistent contributors will be free agents when the season officially begins on March 12...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about over 1 year ago 9,410 reads 29 comments

  4. Buying or Selling Latest Free-Agent Buzz Surrounding San Francisco 49ers

    It's been a quiet couple of weeks for the San Francisco 49ers since losing Super Bowl XLVII . But it won't be long before the free-agent fireworks go off...

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  5. Latest Salary Cap Breakdown for San Francisco 49ers

    The San Francisco 49ers don't have a lot of glaring needs entering the 2013 offseason, and it's a good thing because they don't have the cap room to afford several fixes. A month ago, ESPN's John Clayton reported that the 49ers have $3...

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  6. San Francisco 49ers Mock Draft: Fresh Predictions After the Super Bowl

    The San Francisco 49ers nearly completed a stunning comeback to win Super Bowl XLVII . But after an excruciating 34-31 loss to the Baltimore Ravens , the Red and Gold must focus their attention on getting better this offseason...

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  7. Will the 49ers Be Able to Slow Down Baltimore's Passing Attack?

    The San Francisco 49ers have already defeated two star quarterbacks en route to making Super Bowl XLVII . The Red and Gold are tasked in doing that one more time against Joe Flacco ...

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  8. 5 Questions San Francisco 49ers Must Answer in Offseason

    The San Francisco 49ers will head into this offseason with a peace of mind unparalleled in the last decade. And that's because of Colin Kaepernick...

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  9. 5 Keys to the Game for the San Francisco 49ers in NFC Championship Showdown

    The wait is over. A year after losing to the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game, the San Francisco 49ers have once again earned the opportunity to play their way into the Super Bowl...

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  10. How San Francisco 49ers Match Up with Remaining Playoff Teams

    After routing the Green Bay Packers 45-31 on Saturday night, the San Francisco 49ers were being praised as the favorite to win Super Bowl XLVII by many pundits...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about over 1 year ago 10,210 reads 24 comments

  11. San Francisco 49ers Announce Themselves as Super Bowl Favorite

    Colin Kaepernick wasn't supposed to look that good in his first playoff game. The second-year quarterback rushed for 181 yards and two touchdowns, passed for 263 and two more scores ...

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  12. Packers vs. 49ers: 5 Under-the-Radar Storylines for NFC Divisional Round Matchup

    "Justin Smith's effectiveness will be the difference." " Aaron Rodgers won't lose to a quarterback making his first NFL playoff start." " Frank Gore will shred a porous run defense and get the last laugh...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about over 1 year ago 2,593 reads 11 comments

  13. San Francisco 49ers: What to Expect from Every Rookie in the Playoffs

    It's no secret that the San Francisco 49ers have not received much of a contribution from their 2012 rookie class. Entering the playoffs, San Francisco has three rookies who have the opportunity to break out and make up for their lack of production...

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  14. San Francisco 49ers Mock Draft: Full 7-Round Projections at Regular Season's End

    Another season of football comes with another set of offseason needs for an NFL franchise. The San Francisco 49ers are no exception. As contracts end and veterans age, the 49ers will look for an infusion of young talent in the 2013 draft...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about over 1 year ago 14,920 reads 39 comments

  15. Where the San Francisco 49ers Stand in the NFC Playoff Picture

    It's hard not to overreact to the San Francisco 49ers loss to the Seattle Seahawks . Colin Kaepernick looked more uncomfortable than he ever has as San Francisco's starting quarterback, but the bigger issue was the team's defense...

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  16. The 5 Best Highlights of the San Francisco 49ers' Season So Far

    It's been a wild year for the San Francisco 49ers (10-3-1) filled with prime-time drama, overtime chaos and quarterback controversy. So, when picking the five best highlights of the season, a few great plays were left off...

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  17. Analyzing Colin Kaepernick's Performance in His 4 Starts

    Since Alex Smith suffered a concussion against the St. Louis Rams on Nov. 11, Colin Kaepernick has gone from thought-to-be interim San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback to the No...

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  18. Breaking Down Every Potential Playoff Matchup for San Francisco 49ers

    With just three games left in the regular season, the San Francisco 49ers (9-3-1) are one win away from clinching a playoff berth...

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  19. 49ers Playoff Picture: What History Tells Us About San Francisco as Every Seed

    Entering Week 13, the San Francisco 49ers were legitimately in the race for NFC's No. 1 seed. But after losing to the St. Louis Rams 16-13 in overtime on Sunday, the 49ers are 2...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about over 1 year ago 3,599 reads 12 comments

  20. How San Francisco 49ers Fit into the NFL Playoff Picture After Week 12

    Week 12 was very kind to the San Francisco 49ers . First and foremost, the Red and Gold returned two Drew Brees interceptions for touchdowns en route to a 31-21 win over the New Orleans Saints ...

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  21. 49ers vs. Saints: 10 Keys to the Game for San Francisco

    After years of Alex Smith under center, the San Francisco 49ers (7-2-1) suddenly have a new look at quarterback. According to Jim Trotter of SI ...

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  22. Breaking Down Jim Harbaugh's Decision to Reportedly Start Colin Kaepernick

    The San Francisco 49ers quarterback dilemma has become a nationwide debate, and both sides have several legitimate points...

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  23. Playing Fact or Fiction on Alex Smith-Colin Kaepernick QB Controversy

    Should Colin Kaepernick or Alex Smith start at quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday? I'm not even sure Jim Harbaugh knows the answer to that question as I write this on Tuesday evening...

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  24. Colin Kaepernick: Why 49ers QB's Running Ability Is a Double-Edged Sword

    In his first extended taste of NFL regular-season action, Colin Kaepernick wooed San Francisco 49ers fans with his dual-threat ability...

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  25. Projecting Odds for Every Playoff Seed for San Francisco 49ers

    The San Francisco 49ers may not be happy with their performance against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, but a tie is undoubtedly better than a loss...

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